The image below was shot by Julia on Lake Titicaca in Peru during her most recent photo workshop, this past June. We were on one of the Lake’s floating islands, constructed by the inhabitants out of the reeds that grow out of the water. These Uros people are Aymara speakers, the language of the dominant indigenous group in nearby Bolivia. The largest indigenous group in Peru is the Quechuas, more commonly known as the Inca. However, Inca was the king of the Quechua at the time of the Spanish arrival, and calling the poeple Inca is the equivalent to calling citizens of the U.S. Bushes.
The image is also the cover photo of the Julia Dean Photo Workshops spring season catalog. Check it out. There’s a sale going on.
Tucson, Arizona; December 2008